I play 3 at the back (352 / 532) and have recently switched to a Liverpool past and present side. Competitively speaking, there are only 2 Liverpool / ex Liverpool centre backs (Gomez & VVD - Fabinho is too slow). So when I saw Lucas What If at 88 i jumped at the idea of replacing Fabinho with a faster option. I bought Lucas immediately and put him in the team at 8 chem (I now plan on fixing the chemistry as Lucas is too valuable!). What can i say, he will be staying in my team for a long time, and if upgraded, until the end of the game!
Comparing Lucas to Gomez, he is stronger in absolutely every stat except sprint speed. Lucas is not slow by any means, with a shadow he currently has 91 acceleration and 85 sprint speed. For a centre back this is great - with a very high chance of being upgraded further. He absolutely bossed it at centre back. He tackles like Kante and can track opponents whilst jockeying very easily with his dribbling stats, then his tackling is VVD like very rarely missing tackles. He is the perfect centre back for 3 at the back. Where his passing may not stand out in midfield, it certainly stands out in defence. I constantly try to play out the back through Lucas.
He was outscoring my whole defence, with only VVD getting close match ratings at the end of the game.
Pace - Very quick and strong for a centre back
Dribbling - High dribbling stats means he can track opponents dribbling in tight situations - tracks players like Kante
Defending - Very good defending, especially with the right chem style
Price - Very cheap for what you get.
Height for a centre back - headers may he difficult at 5'11
Risk that he may not be upgraded